A better way is to use a heart rate monitor. Heart rate monitors can provide information to you automatically. You wear a lightweight strap across your chest and a paired monitor on your wrist. With just a quick glance, you can tell what your heart rate is and if you should work harder or back down your effort. And once you have the simple metabolic testing done, your heart rate monitor will measure YOUR workout specifically, not like gym equipment that is set to measure the workout of someone who weighs approximately the same as you.
You can use a heart rate monitor for any dry-land exercise -- PiYo, Insanity Max 30, even chasing your dog at the park. Check out this Shape Magazine article for more information about heart rate monitors, how to find your target heart rate, and how this tool can change your fitness!
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